Derby car wash gets an upgrade
The car wash in the British town of Derby is being revamped. The city Council has recently approved renovation plans. The hand wash building at the busy Texaco petrol station will be demolished and replaced by two brand-new jet wash bays.
Furthermore, there will be room for several electric vehicle charging points. The existing fuel pumps and shop are unaffected by the plans
The Texaco forecourt in Derby is one of the city’s busiest petrol stations. It’s located on Traffic Street, right across the popular Derbion shopping center.
According to local newspaper The Derby Telegraph, The Motor Fuel Group – which owns the Texaco station – say the plans are because of the net-zero strategy by the government. This places a new emphasis on electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the UK. The aim is to move to net zero by 2050 – a Government commitment to ensure the UK reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by 100 per cent.
Derby is a center for advanced transport manufacturing, Wikipedia learns. It is home to engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and Alstom (formerly Bombardier Transportation) has a production facility at the Derby Litchurch Lane Works; Toyota’s UK headquarters is located in the south-west of the city at Burnaston.